Articles tagged A. F. Brookes

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Letters from readers

Sir, Whilst I found Mr. Hampton's article very interesting, I would like to say that I entirely agree with Mr. A.F. Brookes in both his letters to Motor Sport. Mr. Clutton was, I think, the first to sweep aside all British sports cars, presumably because there is nothing quite comparable with Bugatti and Lago Special Darracq, which I suppose is true. But that gentleman also admitted in his...

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Letters from readers

Sir, Is it possible for you to enquire of Motor Sport readers whether any official photographs or snapshots are available of a Shelsley hybrid called the Shipton Special? I should be pleased to cover any charges involved. I am, Yours, etc., Conrad Shipton (Lieut. (A.), R.N.V.R.) R.A.C. London, S.W.1. [Please write direct. The Shipton Special comprised a "23/60" Vauxhall engine in a Coventry...

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Club News

We hear Norman Sharp, he of the Scott motorcycle and 3-litre Maybach-gearboxed Lagonda, has acquired Lacy's 3-litre Bentley, as Lacy is going away — genuine case of "owner going abroad." Denis Jenkinson's "basic" hack is said to be a s.v. 16 H. Norton. And writing of early motor-cycles, an A.B.C. has been found in a barn in Northumberland, an early chain-drive, 2-stroke Enfield runs around...

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Subjects for debate

Of recent months in these pages we have had Peter Hampton explaining to Mr. A. F. Brookes why he prefers Continental cars to British, and Mr. Brookes explaining that Hampton is barking up the wrong tree. This popular subject for debate invariably starts up that other happy business of vintage cars versus the moderns. So it has been in this instance, and we have duly received a screed which both...

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